The National Allergy Strategy describes a shared care model as a patient centred approach to care that uses the skills and knowledge of a range of health care professionals who share joint responsibility with the patient, ensuring the patient receives the right care, at the right time, from the right health professional(s), in the right place.
The National Allergy Strategy proposes that a shared care model approach may be required to improve access to health care for people living with allergic conditions in Australia. In 2018, the National Allergy Strategy received funding from the Australian Government Department of Health to scope a shared care model for the management of allergic conditions in Australia in consultation with stakeholders.
Scoping involves open discussions, gathering ideas, understanding what is required (including resources), considering ways to progress, and other information gathering.
Consultation with stakeholders was guided by three phases:
- Phase 1 – National online surveys of health professionals and consumers
- Phase 2 – Face to face consultation with key invited stakeholders
- Phase 3 – Targeted consultation with key groups/bodies/organisations
Image: A shared care model for allergic conditions is a patient centred approach to care that involves a range of health professionals.
The National Allergy Strategy wishes to thank stakeholders and individuals for their high level of engagement. Should the National Allergy Strategy be successful in receiving funding to implement a shared care model, further consultation with key stakeholders would be undertaken.
Image: Dr Norman Swan with attendees of the shared care model meeting held in Sydney in April 2019
Content Updated February 2021